Sept 11 fishing report update

Fishing for sturgeon has been very good the past few weeks, catch rates were average with 5 to 10 fish being caught per trip but size of sturgeon was well above average.

STS Guide John Popowich and guests of Taiga Building landed a 10ft 4 inch sturgeon on Sept 10 which measured a 56inch girth, what a monster. Congratulations to everyone on landing this amazing fish.

Thomas, Doug, Chris, Matt, and Tom have also been landing some nice fish on a daily basis, most of these bigger fish are being caught in a bout a 10 mile stretch of river between Sumas confluence and Stave River confluence but there are some beauties also being caught above Chilliwack in the Harrison Agassiz area.

Salmon fishing is still not open on the Fraser River but we are able to target salmon on the Somas/Vedder River and Harrison River. We are optimistic that the Fraser will open soon but until then, we will continue to fish the Vedder/Somas and Harrison Rivers for salmon. We also offer salmon fishing out of Vancouver so there is options.

For anglers wanting to target Pink Salmon on the fly or light spin tackle, there are opportunities in the valley, Pink salmon are entering most tributary rivers so you might need to do a little walk and wading.

Pink lures such as Gibbs/Delta Crocs work well for light spin tackle or for the fly angler try a rolled muddler or any fly that is Pink or has some flash. Pink salmon are aggressive, the trick is to present your offers very slow and in their face.

Some of our best fishing is still ahead of us, October is one of the best months for for salmon and sturgeon and a great time to fish the Fraser River and tributary rivers. We offer day trips and multi-day packages. Check out our day rates at and packages at

If your looking for a unique fishing adventure, STS Guide Vic Carrao offers a trip like no other guide service can offer. Vic’s 30 years of driving experience takes you deep into the Fraser Canyon where you will run some of the Frasers biggest and baddest rapids, view some amazing scenery and catch a few sturgeon while enjoying a barbeque shore lunch. We still have a few dates available in last week of September and a few dates in October.

Hope you all have a great week, give us a call at 604-671-3474 or emails us at sts to book your next guided adventure.